White Center shootout (of sorts) leaves one hurt; gun, drugs found
Here’s what the overnight police presence in downtown White Center was all about. From King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. John Urquhart:
Two men apparently shooting at each other last night (June 21st) left one man injured and no one under arrest. One gun was recovered however.
The incident occurred just after 10:00 PM. A 25 year-old man was at Papa’s Pub … He reportedly went out outside to have a smoke. There was an altercation, shots were fired, and he was hit at least once. He ran to a nearby minimart, bleeding profusely. Police were called.
Reports from witnesses say two men were shooting at each as they ran down the street. However it is unclear if the injured man was one of the shooters or an uninvolved bystander.
Sheriff’s deputies found a semiautomatic handgun in a dumpster near the shooting scene.
The injured man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, during which suspected rock cocaine was pulled from his rectum.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is continuing.
3:38 PM NOTE: As pointed out in comments, the original KCSO news release had an erroneous address for the pub. The address at 15th and Roxbury was actually the minimart to which the victim ran. We have taken out the erroneous address reference above and replaced it with ellipses.
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